Diabetes

Pioglitazone improves left ventricular diastolic function

(HealthDay)—Pioglitazone improves whole-body and myocardial insulin sensitivity, left ventricular (LV) diastolic function, and systolic function in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a small study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links fatty liver and heart failure in obese people

Fatty liver is independently associated with subclinical heart failure in obese people, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings add more support to the importance of dietary interventions ...

Cardiology

Cardiac dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors examined

(HealthDay)—For long-term childhood cancer survivors, abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function are more prevalent than reduced three dimensional (3D) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), according ...

Cardiology

Fitness impacts concentric remodeling, diastolic function

(HealthDay)—Low cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with increased concentricity and diastolic dysfunction, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart ...

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